Kuoni Tumlare New : Bulgaria

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Bulgaria - Covid-19 regulations:

Overview

Borders are open with defined measures. Airports, public transport and shops are open. Restaurants are open. Major hotels are open.

Source: mh.government.bg.
Last updated: 7th August 2020

National movement

No restrictions, social distance 1.5 m required, masks mandatory & gloves recommended but not obligatory.

Cross-borders

Quarantine: All persons (with limited exceptions) arriving in Bulgaria from Sweden and Portugal, and from all third countries (outside the European Union), except Andorra, Algeria, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, the UK, Uruguay, and Vatican City, must either present a negative result from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID test performed up to 72 hours before entering Bulgaria or must quarantine for a period of 14 days at the traveler’s place of accommodation. Please note that the country from which a traveler arrives is the place where travel originated.

As per an order by the Health Minister from 15 Jul 2020 :

Entrance in Bulgaria (from 16 Jul to 31 Jul) is forbidden for all persons by all borders, air, sea, rail, car and bus transport. This order does not apply for citizens of the European Union, United Kingdom, North Ireland and all countries of the Schengen area (including San Marino, Andora, Monaco, Vatican), Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Ruanda, Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, Ukraine. Bulgarians or members of Bulgarian families, as well as persons allowed and living in one of the mentioned countries are allowed to enter Bulgaria.

Airports

SOFIA AIRPORT:

Only passengers are allowed in the terminal buildings. Entry occurs after measuring body temperature and displaying normal values, social distance of 1.5-2 m.

The airport is cleaned and disinfected four times a day. Sanitary facilities are cleaned thoroughly and treated with disinfectants every hour. All departing and arriving passengers undergo thermal imaging control. For safety reasons, passengers from different flights are not allowed to mix and disinfection is performed after each flight.

Starting from 27th July, if there is a passenger on board with symptoms of Covid-19, all passengers and board crew should undergo 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

Public Transport

The first door is not opened in vehicles where the driver's cab is not isolated.

Drivers will temporarily not sell tickets.

Cabins without screens in vehicles are separated by straps from the passenger area.

The bus drivers will open the doors, the door release buttons are switched off so passengers do not have to touch them.

Taxi

Taxis are operating as usual. All drivers are obliged to wear face masks, to keep cars clean and disinfected, and to protect customers. Passengers must also wear face masks.

Guides / Assistants

Working as usual respecting H&S measures.

Shops

Open, while respecting H&S Measures declared by local Government.

A/C systems are off.

Wearing a face mask is obligatory in all indoor places except restaurants.

Restaurants

All restaurants are working as usual. Indoor and outdoor areas are open. All tables are placed 1.5 m. from each other and regularly disinfected. Wearing a mask in restaurants is NOT mandatory.

Hotels

Hotels started opening and operating at the end of May 2020. Some hotels will open gradually at a later stage. Social distancing required. Regular sanitation in place. Hotels are respecting H&S Measures declared by local Government. Measures vary for each hotel according to capacity & category, for an undefined period.

Attractions

Open - respecting H&S Measures declared by local Government.